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Dr Matthew Harries, PhD, FRCP

Dr Matthew Harries is a Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer with a specialist interest in hair and scalp disorders, particularly the scarring alopecias (hair loss). He was awarded a PhD from the University of Manchester for his research into the hair’s immune system in scarring alopecias. He is the British Hair and Nail Society committee member for research and also sits on the UK-Dermatology Clinical Trials Network steering committee.

Dr Harries, consults privately exclusively from Everything Skin Clinic™

Published articles


Harries MJ, Jimenez F, Izeta A, Hardman J, Panicker S, Poblet E, Paus R. Lichen planopilaris and frontal fibrosing alopecia as model epithelial stem cell diseases. Trends in Molecular Medicine 2018 – accepted for publication.

MacBeth A, Tomlinson J, Messenger A, Moore-Millar K, Michaelides C, Shipman A, Kassim J, Brockley J, Szczecinska W, Farrant P, Robinson R, Rogers J, Chambers J, Upadhyaya S, Harries M. Establishing and Prioritising Research Questions for the Treatment of Hair Loss (excluding Alopecia Areata): The Hair Loss Priority Setting Partnership. Br J Dermatol. 2018 Feb;178: 535-540.

Imanishi H, Ansell D, Chérét J, Harries M, Bertolini M, Sepp N, Bíró T, Poblet E, Ward CM, Paus R. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition in a human organ: Lessons from lichen planopilaris. J Invest Dermatol. 2018 Mar;138(3):511-519. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2017.09.047. Epub 2017 Oct 26.

Petrof G, Cuell A, Rajkomar VV, Harries MJ, Takwale A, Holmes S, Cunningham F, Kaur MR. Retrospective review of 18 British South Asian women with frontal fibrosing alopecia. Int J Dermatol. 2018 Jan 31. doi: 10.1111/ijd.13929. [Epub ahead of print]

Karanovic S, Harries M, Kaur M. Diphencyclopropenone (DPCP) for alopecia areata: a UK survey. Br J Dermatol. 2018 Feb 26. doi: 10.1111/bjd.16489. [Epub ahead of print]


Debroy-Kidambi A, Dobson K, Holmes S, Carauna D, Del Marmol V, Vujovic A, Kaur M, Takwale A, Farrant P, Champagne C, Harries M, Messenger AG. Frontal fibrosing alopecia in men - an association with facial moisturisers and sunscreens. Br J Dermatol. 2017; 177: 260-1.

Holmes S, Harries M. Re: Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia Severity Index (FFASI): a call for a more inclusive and globally relevant severity index for frontal fibrosing alopecia: reply from the authors. Br J Dermatol. 2017 Sep;177(3):884. doi: 10.1111/bjd.15796. Epub 2017 Aug 13.


Aldoori N, Dobson K, Holden C, McDonagh A J, Harries M, Messenger A G. Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia - Possible Association with Leave-on Facial Skin Care Products and Sunscreens; A Questionnaire Study. Br J Dermatol 2016; 175(4):762-7.

Holmes S, Harries M. Frontal fibrosing alopecia severity index (FFASI): a validated scoring system for assessing frontal fibrosing alopecia. Br J Dermatol 2016: 175(1): 203-7.

Nalluri R, Harries M. Alopecia in general medicine. Clin Med (Lond). 2016 Feb;16: 74-8.

Saraogi P, Harries M. Hair loss disorders. PULSE (GP journal) 2016. Commissioned paper.

Rajkomar V, Harries M. Dissecting Cellulitis of the Scalp. In: Treatment of Skin Disease – 5th Edition. Ed. Lebwohl MG, Heymann WR, Berth-Jones J & Coulson I. Elsevier Ltd.

MacBeth A, Tomlinson J, Messenger A, Moore-Millar K, Michaelides C, Shipman A, Kassim J, Brockley J, Szczecinska W, Farrant P, Robinson R, Rogers J, Chambers J, Upadhyaya S, Harries M. Establishing and Prioritising Research Questions for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata: The Alopecia Areata Priority Setting Partnership. Br J Dermatol 2016; 176: 1316-20.

Holmes S, Harries M. Reply to 'Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia Severity Index (FFASI): a validated scoring system for assessing frontal fibrosing alopecia': reply from the authors. Br J Dermatol. 2016; 175(3): 648-9.

Aldoori N, Dobson K, Holden CR, McDonagh AJ, Harries M, Messenger AG. Frontal fibrosing alopecia: there is no statistically significant association with leave-on facial skin care products and sunscreens: reply from the authors. Br J Dermatol. 2016; 175(6): 1408-9.

Jimenez F, Harries M, Poblet E. Frontal fibrosing alopecia: a disease fascinating for the researcher, disappointing for the clinician and distressing for the patient. Exp Dermatol. 2016; 25(11): 853-4.

Al-Nuaimi, Harries M. Hair loss: Recognition of frontal fibrosing alopecia. MIMS Dermatology 2016; 12: 20-22.

Massa AF, Chiang YZ, Tosti A, Harries M. Primary cicatricial alopecia and inflammatory bowel disease – is there a link? J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2016 Jul;30(7):1198-9.

Harries MJ, Tosti A, Bergfeld W, Blume-Peytavi U, Shapiro J, Lutz G, Messenger A, Sinclair R, Paus R. Towards a consensus on how to diagnose and quantify female pattern hair loss – The “Female Pattern Hair Loss Severity Index (FPHL-SI)”. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2016; 30: 667-76.


Chiang YZ, Bundy C, Griffiths CEM, Paus R, Harries MJ. The role of beliefs: Lessons from a pilot study on illness perception, psychological distress, and quality of life in patients with primary cicatricial alopecia. Br J Dermatol 2015; 172: 130-7.

Rajkomar V, Harries M. Scalp conditions. PULSE (GP journal) 2015. Commissioned paper.

Harries MJ, Wong S, Farrant P. Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia and Increased Scalp Sweating: Is Neurogenic Inflammation the Common Link? Skin Appendage Disord 2015;1:179–184.


Harries MJ, Messenger A. Treatment of frontal fibrosing alopecia and lichen planopilaris. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2014; 28: 1404-5.

Siah TW, Harries MJ. Anterolateral leg alopecia: common but commonly ignored. Int J Trichol 2014; 6: 75-6.


Aslam A, Harries MJ. Alopecia Areata. CMAJ 2013; 185: 1591-2.

Harries MJ, Meyer K, Chaudhry IH, Kloepper J, Poblet E, Griffiths CEM, Paus R. Lichen planopilaris is characterized by immune privilege collapse of the hair follicle’s epithelial stem cell niche. J Pathol 2013; 231: 236-47.


Chiang YZ, Tosti A, Chaudhry IH, Lyne L, Farjo B, Farjo N, Cadore de Farias D, Griffiths CE, Paus R, Harries MJ. Lichen planopilaris following hair transplantation and face-lift surgery. Br J Dermatol 2012; 166: 666-670.

Miteva M, Whiting D, Harries M, Bernardes A, Tosti A. Frontal fibrosing alopecia in black patients. Br J Dermatol 2012; 167: 208-10. Griffin LL, Griffiths CEM, Michaelides C, Paus R, Harries MJ. Primary Cicatricial Alopecias: A UK Survey. Br J Dermatol 2012; 167: 694-7.

MacBeth AE, Harries MJ. Hair loss in hospital medicine: a practical guide. Br J Hosp Med 2012; 73: 334-42.

Cunningham C, Paus R, Harries MJ. Recurrent episodes of hair loss in a 37 year old woman. BMJ 2012; 345: e6798.


Harries MJ, Meyer KC, Chaudhry IH, Griffiths CE, Paus R. Does collapse of immune privilege in the hair-follicle bulge play a role in the pathogenesis of primary cicatricial alopecia? Clin Exp Dermatol 2010; 35(6): 637-44

Harries MJ, Sun J, Paus R, King LE Jr. Management of alopecia areata. BMJ 2010; 341: c3671.

Harries MJ, Paus R. Pathogenesis of cicatricial alopecias. Am J Pathol 2010; 177(5):2152-62.


Harries MJ, Fischer T, Paus R. Scarring alopecia. In: Encyclopaedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease 2009.

Harries MJ, Trueb R, Messenger A, Tosti A, Chaudhry I, Sinclair R, Whiting D, Griffiths CEM, Paus R. How not to get scar(r)ed: a guide to diagnosis in primary cicatricial alopecias. Br J Dermatol 2009; 160: 482-501.

Harries MJ, Meyer K, Paus R. Hair loss as a result of cutaneous autoimmunity: Frontiers in the immunopathogenesis of primary cicatricial alopecia. Autoimmun Rev 2009; 8(6): 478-83.

Harries MJ, Paus R. Scaring alopecia and the PPARγ connection. J Invest Dermatol 2009; 129(5): 1066-70.


Harries MJ, Sinclair R, MacDonald-Hull S, Whiting DA, Griffiths CEM, Paus R. Management of primary cicatricial alopecias: Options for treatment. Br J Dermatol 2008; 159: 1-22.

Meyer KC, Klatte JE, Dinh HV, Harries MJ, Reithmayer K, Meyer W, Sinclair R, Paus R. Evidence that the bulge region is a site of relative immune privilege in human hair follicles. Br J Dermatol 2008; 159: 1077-1085.


Dasgupta S, El-Kafrawy, Harries M. Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn. BMJ 2007; 334: 50.

Harries MJ, Street G, Gilmour E, Rhodes LE, Beck MH. Allergic contact dermatitis to methyl aminolevulinate (Metvix®) cream used in photodynamic therapy. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2007; 23: 35-6.


Hughes R, Harries M, Chalmers RJ, Kirby B. Folic acid supplementation and methotrexate therapy for psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol 2006; 55: 366-7.

Harries MJ, McMullen E, Griffiths CEM. Pyoderma gangrenosum masquerading as dermatitis artefacta. Arch Dermatol 2006; 142: 1509-10.

Harries MJ, McIntyre J, Kingston TP. Co-amoxiclav induced acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) confirmed by patch testing. Contact Dermatitis 2006; 55: 372.

Baldrey RJ, Harries MJ, Nayeemuddin F, Rhodes LE. Disorders of aging skin. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 2006; 16: 165-177.


Harries MJ, Chalmers RJG, Griffiths CEM. Fumaric acid esters for severe psoriasis – a retrospective review of 58 cases treated at one UK centre. Br J Dermatol 2005; 153: 549-551.

Harries M, Read J, McIntyre J, Kingston TP. Lichen dermatitis in a rock climber. Contact Dermatitis 2005; 52: 287-288.

Harries MJ, Griffiths TW. Current management strategies for controlling hyperhidrosis. Prescriber 2005; 5: 15-23.


Harries MJ, McWhinney P, Melsom R. Recurrent Henoch-Schonlein purpura controlled with ciclosporin. J R Soc Med 2004; 97: 184-5.

Harries MJ, Lear JT. Occupational skin infections – In-depth review. Occup Med (Lond) 2004; 54(7): 441-9.

Peacey SR, Wright D, Harries MJ. Failure to normalize parathyroid hormone during treatment of vitamin D deficiency in Asian patients. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2004; 61: 603-6.